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Thirty Pictures of London’s West-End in the Heatwave of ’76.

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Klaus Hiltscher, occasionally known as the Rock n’ Roll accountant or Affendaddy as he is known on Flickr, snapped away while strolling around the West End of London during the long hot summer of 1976.

Tottenham Court Road - Dominion Theatre 1976 KH

The Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road.

Soho - Berwick Street 1976 KH

Berwick Street, Soho.

Soho - Great Windmill Street 1976 KH

Great Windmill Street, Soho.

Soho 1976 KH


Rupert Street 1976 KH

Rupert Street


Regent Street 1976 KH

Regent Street

Regent Street Romeo and Juliet 1976 KH

Regent Street, Romeo and Juliet on at the Plaza

Market in Soho 1976 KH

Market in Soho.

Lower Regent Street

Piccadilly 1976 KH


Knightsbridge 1976 KH


Leicester Square - Warner West End 1976 KH

Leicester Square, Warner West End

Picadilly Circus 3 1976 KH

Piccadilly Circus

Picadilly Circus 14 Putney Bus 1976 KH

Piccadilly Circus

Picadilly Circus 1976 KH

Piccadilly Circus

Picadilly Circus . Regent Street Clockword Nympho 1976 KH

Picadilly Circus, looking up Regent Street – Clockword Nympho on at the Eros Cinema

Oxford Street HMV 1976 KH

HMV on Oxford Street

Oxford Street 1976 KH

Oxford Street


Oxford Street Wallis 1976 KH

Wallis on Oxford Street

Oxford street people 1976

Oxford Street

Shaftsbury Avenue 1976 KH

Shaftesbury Avenue

Hyde Park 1976 KH

Hyde Park

Cambridge Circus 1976 KH

Jesus Christ Superstar on at the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus

Ganton Street 1976 KH

Ganton Street

Charing Cross 1976 KH

Charing Cross Road

Tottenham Court Rd Underground station 1976 KH

Tottenham Court Road underground station.

Charing Cross Road 1976 KH.

Cambridge Circus

Charing Cross Road - Foyles 1976 KH

Charing Cross Road, Foyles bookshop

Tottenham Court Road Station 1976 KH

Tottenham Court Road

  • Brilliant photos

  • Mike Halls

    I believe it did not rain for four months

    • David silverman

      It rained on St Swithin’s Day but apart from that not for 4 months

  • ginger

    Only the Taxi’s stay the same

  • Rehan

    That’s Foubert’s Place, not Ganton Street.

  • Chris Amies

    Everyone’s looking where they’re going – not at a phone!

    • Stephen Matthews

      Ha ha – thats a great observation and so true !!

  • Stephen Matthews

    Tottenham Court Road was always a haunt for me around this time, I was keen on the photography shops and Paperchase, Plus I was always a fan of the Post Office Tower.

  • Err, where is everyone?